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  |  October 23, 2000   |  Comments

Internet domain names, it's difficult to have a Web site without one, and there's very few good ones still out there for a low price. So where are they all going?

Internet domain names, it's difficult to have a Web site without one, and there's very few good ones still out there for a low price. So where are they all going?

There are more than 26 million .com, .net, and .org domains registered in all, according to Whois.net. The US is the dominant force in domain name registration. Almost 70 percent of all domain names have been registered through the US, according to Network Solutions' dotcom.com site.

On a per capita basis, Washington DC leads all 50 states in domain registrations in the US. Not surprisingly based on the number of domains registered, the larger states lead the way (see table).

International countries have registered 31 percent of all Web addresses through Q2 2000, according to dotcom.com, which predicts that more Web addresses will be registered through international countries than the US in the first quarter of 2002. The UK is the top international market for domains registrations, followed by Canada.

But with most of the names with any perceived value already gone, more domain consumers are turning to domain marketplaces, such as GreatDomains.com and DomainBook.com to buy a domain being re-sold. This is where the prices start to rise.

The average sales price for a domain sold on GreatDomains.com from Jan. 1, 2000 until Sept. 30, 2000, was $24,468. The median price was $3,315, a 34 percent decrease from the previous two months. Four percent of the names sold were sold for more than $100,000, two-thirds sold for less than 5,000.

As with Network Solutions, the top international markets that bought domains through GreatDomains.com were the UK and Canada.

Not surprisingly, .com is far and away the most popular top-level domain (TLD) purchased by consumers. During the first three quarters of the year, 92.5 percent of the domains registered by GreatDomains.com were .com addresses. Overall, .com addresses make up more than 80 percent of all registered domains. Speaking of .com addresses, here's one last little tidbit from dotcom.com: There are more than 15 million .com domains registered, and while most people would say the good ones are gone, more than 99.9999 percent of the possible combinations remain available.

Top States/International Countries
for Domain Registration
Rank International
Country

Rank US States
1. United Kingdom 1. California
2. Canada 2. New York
3. Korea 3. Florida
4. Germany 4. Texas
5. France 5. Illinois
6. Italy 6. New Jersey
7. Japan 7. Massachusetts
8. Spain 8. Pennsylvania
9. Netherlands 9. Washington
10. Colombia 10. Virginia
11. China 11. Georgia
12. Sweden 12. Ohio
13. India 13. Colorado
14. Australia 14. Maryland
15. Hong Kong 15. Michigan
16. Switzerland 16. Arizona
17. Belgium 17. North Carolina
18. Norway 18. Connecticut
19. Brazil 19. Minnesota
20. Singapore 20. Oregon
Source: Network Solutions' dotcom.com

For more information on Internet domains, visit internet.com's DomainNotes.com.

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